VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
Jan. 17, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: SLICK, SLUSHY ROAD CONDITIONS THIS MORNING
While I-95 and most primary routes are clear, drivers should use extreme caution
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) advises drivers to use extreme caution this morning with road conditions remaining slick and slushy.
Interstate 95 is clear with visible pavement and travel lanes.
Most primary roads and heavily-traveled secondary roads are clear in the Fredericksburg, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula areas.
Many secondary roads and subdivision streets in the counties of Caroline, Spotsylvania and Stafford remain in minor to moderate condition, with patches of snow on the road surface and passable with caution.
Slick conditions may be more likely on bridges, overpasses, and ramps, which freeze first due to lower pavement temperatures.
Crews made substantial progress overnight with removing snow on I-95 and other major routes.
Today, plows will continue clearing less traveled secondary roadways and neighborhoods to make them passable in the Fredericksburg area.
A high wind advisory has been lifted from the Norris Bridge, which carries Route 3 traffic over the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties.
VDOT will remain in emergency operations until all state-maintained roads are safe for travel.
If travel is necessary:
o Check real time road conditions at http://www.511virginia.org/
o Plan to allow extra travel time
o Clean off all snow and ice from vehicle
o Reduce your vehicle speed
o Increase following distance between vehicles
o Use EXTREME caution
Additional Winter Storm Information
• Give VDOT crews space to work. Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind trucks and other equipment that are plowing or treating the road. Do not pass a snowplow or spreader.
• Shoveling a driveway? Remember to shovel to the right while facing the street. This will reduce the amount of double work that may be required after a snowplow makes a pass along your street. Watch a VDOT video explaining how to avoid having snow pushed back into the end of your driveway.
Additional VDOT Information Sources
• Find VDOT Fredericksburg District news releases online on VDOT’s website, www.VirginiaDOT.org, under “Newsroom.”
• Follow VDOT on Twitter @VaDOT and @VaDOTFRED
• Connect with us on Facebook on our VDOT page, and VDOT Fredericksburg District group page.
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